Is it working on a weekend or getting away for the weekend? Right now I’d be happy to do either. Paramount House Hotel by Breathe Architecture.
Love the idea of staying a some of Australia’s best homes with 24-7 concierge service? Want a 5-star hotel experience in the comfort of a private home? I’m in if it means a family getaway to this 5 bedroom property on the beautiful coastal country of Victoria’s south-eastern Mornington Peninsula. The relaxed outdoor lifestyle features a luxurious pool, pizza oven, courtyard and manicured lawns. Inside it’s all about the free flowing open plan. Close to beaches, wineries and bushland we could definitely make a weekend of it. Stokes via LUXICO, the home hotel.
Kelly Wearstler is a force to be reckoned with, and one of her latest projects, the Santa Monica Proper hotel, is really something else. I would looooooove to tour this in person. It is a bit subdued in colours then she normally chooses but of course, she nailed it. The landmark building is this beautiful Spanish colonial revival style, built in the late 1920s. The hotel was thoughtfully restored and refreshed, its original rich materiality and architectural moorish details served as inspiration for the overall design. The contemporary, modern building is more monolithic in nature and a great canvas for layering with textures – natural materials, stone wood, plaster. The hotel’s palette is nature-inspired and earthy, raw materials and organic textures, art and landscape bring a rich sensory feeling in to the hotel. Wearstler intentionally worked with local artists and artisans to bring a true localized experience within the spaces.